byScientific Visualization Studio, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ,
This series of images shows one example of the outstanding scientific synergy provided by Terra's sensors. The first image shows an exaggerated topography of the Indian sub-continent. The Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan Plateau are to the north, at the top of the image, while India and Pakistan are to the south. The next image shows a high concentration of water vapor, or humidity, south of the Himalayas, influenced by the topography. This humidity contributes to the growth of dense vegetation,... Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Pakistan Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=88
byData courtesy Bruce Wielicki and Takmeng Wong, and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center; Images courtesy Tom Bridgman, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
CERES measured the thermal energy emitted from the regions of the Indian subcontinent and northern Africa, as shown in this image from May 2001. The heat wave in Pakistan that killed at least 33 people the weekend of May 5-6 is seen in yellow as a region emitting high values of thermal energy.What do the colors mean? The smallest amount of Earth's radiation emitted to space is shown in white over Greenland and Antarctica. The levels of energy increase from blue to red to yellow. The greatest... Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Greenland Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1822